Sage made it possible to test their Cloud Accounting system for free, for 30-days. During the 30-day free trial, you receive access to the full online accounting system. There will be no costs involved and you are not required to provide your credit card details.
You get access for two users during the 30-day free trial
This feature enables you to give your team or your accountant access to your Cloud Accounting System. By providing someone else access, it gives you the ability to get feedback about the system. This feedback, especially from a knowledgeable person like your accountant can be very valuable for your journey ahead.
If you would like to give more than 2 users access, you will have to activate your account by start paying for your Sage Cloud Accounting System.
It is further important to note that you do not need to be an accountant to work on Sage. Sage is specifically designed with one objective in mind and that is to give you a business tool that is an ingredient to your success as an entrepreneur or a small business owner.
- Manage your customers
- Stock control and tracking of items
- Manage your suppliers
- Manage your bank
- Reporting for the purpose of taxes and other users.
Conversion from your previous accounting system to Sage Cloud Accounting
The automatic conversion to Sage Accounting is made available through the use of Cloudconvert. This service which is available in South Africa takes your data from your old system and converts it to a brand new Sage Accounting system.
This service is available for conversions from:
- Sage Paste Xpress (Desktop accounting for small businesses)
- Sage Pastel Partner (Desktop accounting for small to medium-sized businesses)
- Quickbooks Desktop UK
- Quickbooks Online
The conversion process happens securely by uploading a backup of your accounting records on the Cloudconvert website and providing your user password. You receive a confirmation email that Cloudconvert is in the process of converting your data.
The conversion process with Cloudconvert happens in 5 steps:
- Completion of an online form.
- Give access to your accounting data by uploading, providing a link to backup data, or give user access if it’s online.
- They set up a new Sage Accounting business for you.
- Cloudconvert converts your existing data into a Sage Accounting set of books.
- They handover the Sage Accounting books to you and logs out.
It is clear from Cloudconvert that you can convert your existing data before starting a Sage Cloud Accounting account. It is also possible to create a free-trial Sage account, and to perform a conversion and to work in your free-trial account for the full 30-days.
The service of Cloudconvert is free if you have already opened a Sage Account. A cost is incurred should you wish to convert more data than only account balances or inventory tracking, more than one year, etc.
Please refer to the Cloudconvert for more information. You can find Cloudconvert by clicking on the link below
If you experience problems with converting your data during the 30-day free trial period please contact me.
More information about Sage before testing it
Our page dedicated to Sage Business Cloud Accounting gives more information about the product and what can be expected when starting to use the product.
You can also head over to a user’s review of Sage at Business Accounting Software Reviews
Our review on Sage Business Cloud Accounting Invoicing can be found in the description link.
How to get the 30-day free trial
On this website, there are various ways of getting access to the Sage Accounting Free Trial. We have made it easy for you by clicking on the picture below.
What information will be required on the Sage sign up page
It is always better to know in advance what will be required from you when you sign up. We need to emphasize the fact that you will not be required to provide your credit card details. Once you click on the Free Trial picture above, you will be directed to the page below where you will complete your business and personal information. After completing the form and accepting the terms & conditions you will be directed to the Sage Accounting dashboard and you can start using the product.
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